Shires Highlander Plus Sweet-itch Combo Rug

Shires Highlander Plus Sweet-itch Combo Rug Shires Highlander Plus Sweet-itch Combo Rug Shires Highlander Plus Sweet-itch Combo Rug
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Description

Ideal for all round summer protection, providing complete protection against biting insects, sweet-itch and sun bleaching. Featuring a grazing-friendly hood and large pleated tail flap to help keep the body, neck and poll covered at all times. The hardwearing breathable fabric is 90% UV blocking*, protecting against sunburn and sun bleaching. Further features: Maximum protection against biting insects. Durable breathable fabric. Elongated neck with stretch ear panel. Belly flap for full coverage. Deep shoulder gussets. Buckle chest straps. Large pleated tail flap. Adjustable fillet strap and leg strap loops. *Effectiveness may diminish over time. Test carried out in accordance to BS EN 13758-1:2002+A1:2006.

Rug Fitting Chart

Buying the right size of rug

When buying any rug for your horse to wear, fit is key, and should never be underestimated. If you’ve bought the most amazing rug with a whole range of features it could potentially cause more harm than good if it is ill fitting.

The good news is that it is not hard to achieve a good fit - here are our top tips:

Measure your horse before you go out to your local tack shop. This can be done with a tape measure. Simply put one end of the tape in the centre of your horse’s chest and the other end on the horse's buttocks where you would expect the rug to finish.

Horse rugs are sized in centimetres, inches or feet and inches - make sure you check what size rug you are getting as a 66" will not fit a 6'6" horse.

When you've bought the rug, take it home and try it on your horse over a clean bedsheet or clean summer sheet - make sure you leave all the tags on. If the rug fits then remove the tags and use, if not, you might be able to return the rug to the retail outlet you purchased it from as long as it is in a saleable condition- check with your retailer at the time you purchase the rug.

Back Measurement (cm) 90 95 100 105 110 115 120 125 130 135 145 150 155 165 170
Bottom Measurement (inches) 45" 48" 51" 54" 57" 50" 53" 66" 67" 72" 75" 78" 81" 84" 87"
Bottom Measurement (feet) 3'9" 4' 4'3" 4'6" 4'9" 5' 5'3" 5'6" 5'9" 6' 6'3" 6'6" 6'9" 7' 7'3"
Bottom Measurement (cm) 114 122 130 138 145 152 160 168 175 183 191 198 206 213 221

A badly fitting rug will slip and could cause discomfort or even injury for the horse, and could result in damage to the rug itself.

How can I tell if the rug fits?

The rug should fit well over the withers and the shoulders so that the horse can move freely without the rug slipping back.

The straps should be tight enough to hold the rug in place, but not so tight that they cause the rug’s shape to distort on the horse’s back. If too tight they may cause pressure points around the horse’s chest and wither area.

Cross surcingles should be fastened so you can fit a hand’s breadth between the surcingles and the horse’s body. This means that the straps are tight enough to prevent legs becoming caught should the horse lie down, but not so tight to cause discomfort.

If the rug has leg straps, they should be fastened so that the left strap is passed around the left hind leg and fastened back to the left side. The right strap should then pass around the right hind leg, loop through the left strap, and then fasten to the right side. There should be about 4-5” between the strap and the horse’s leg to prevent the rug slipping without causing the horse any discomfort.

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